Autonomous vehicle environment detection system
An autonomous vehicle environment detection method, for use by an autonomous vehicle having autonomous features for allowing a destination to be set by a user and then piloting the vehicle to that destination without human intervention by the user. Environmental sensors, which may be contained in or around the vehicle, or in a portable electronic device possessed and carried by the user, perform a sniff test prior to, and during automated vehicle operation. If hazardous materials are detected that indicate the presence of a weapon of mass destruction, autonomous features are disabled while manual operation of the vehicle may be permitted.
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Autonomous vehicle modes
A vehicle operator is identified. Based at least in part on the operator's identity, one or more parameters are determined specifying a mode for autonomously operating the vehicle. The vehicle is autonomously operated at least in part according to the one or more parameters.
Publication number: US2015149017A1 | Search similar patents
Method and device for operating a motor vehicle and a car park
The invention relates to a method for operating a vehicle, said vehicle autonomously driving to a car park and during the autonomous journey thereof, at least one signal is sent to the surroundings thereof in order to signal to the surroundings that the vehicle is driven autonomously. The invention also relates to a method for operating a car park, to a device for operating a vehicle, to a device for operating a car park, to a vehicle, to a device, to a car park and to a computer program.
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Method and device for operating a vehicle
The invention relates to a method for operating a vehicle, - the vehicle receiving a digital map of a car park and at least one target position in said car park via a communication network, - the vehicle navigating autonomously to the target position in the car park based on the digital map, and - the vehicle parking autonomously in the target position. The invention further relates to a device for operating a vehicle, to a vehicle, to a server, and to a computer program.
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A device that is autonomous in terms of power and equipped with means for self-destructing
The invention relates to a device that is autonomous in terms of power and that comprises: a control circuit supplied with power by a power source; and means for self-destructing configured to destroy the device by deterioration of the power source. The invention also relates to a corresponding self-destructing method.
Publication number: WO2015140465A1 | Search similar patents
Automatic driving route planning application
A method and system is provided for a semi-autonomous vehicle to have optional routes that vary in an amount of autonomous driving offered. The system performs processes including aggregating data from various sources to thereby position and orient the vehicle, assigning a autonomous driving value to different route segments, determining an optimal route by minimizing a distance between a start position and a destination position and maximizing the percent autonomous value assigned, and displaying the optimal route.
Publication number: WO2014139821A1 | Search similar patents
Method for controlling an autonomous apparatus, and an autonomous apparatus
The invention pertains to a method for controlling an autonomous apparatus (10), in particular an autonomous working or monitoring robot. According to the invention, it is proposed that the method comprise at least the following steps: a) Determining a position, in particular the initial position, of the autonomous apparatus (10), b) Transmitting the position of the autonomous apparatus (10) to a remote application (22), c) Determining information, in particular environmental data on the position of the autonomous apparatus (10) using the remote application (22), d) Transmitting information, in particular environmental data, on the position of the autonomous apparatus to the autonomous apparatus (10). The invention further relates to such an autonomous apparatus (10), and a system (10, 22, 24, 28) for controlling an autonomous apparatus (10), comprising at least one device (24) for locating the autonomous apparatus (10), transmission means (18, 30) for transmitting data of the autonomous apparatus (10) with a remote application (22), and comprising at least one database (28).
Publication number: WO2009083319A1 | Search similar patents
Modified autonomous vehicle settings
A vehicle includes at least one autonomous driving sensor configured to monitor at least one condition while operating in an autonomous mode. The vehicle further includes a processing device configured to identify at least one occupant, select a profile associated with the occupant, and autonomously operate at least one subsystem according to the selected profile and the at least condition monitored by the at least one autonomous driving sensor.
Publication number: US2015149023A1 | Search similar patents
Autonomous movement device, autonomous movement system, and autonomous movement method
The present invention addresses the problem of realizing a smooth autonomous movement. The invention is characterized in having: an avoidance pattern determination unit (115) for determining the travel pattern of the local device according to the state of motion, relative to the autonomous movement device, of a moving obstacle other than the autonomous movement device; and a travel controller (116) for causing the autonomous movement device (1) to travel according to the travel pattern determined by the avoidance pattern determination unit (115). If the moving obstacle is sufficiently faster than the local device, the autonomous movement device maintains the speed and the travel direction of the local device. If the moving obstacle is sufficiently slower than the local device, the autonomous movement device avoids the moving obstacle. If the moving obstacle is travelling at about the same speed as the local device, the autonomous movement device reduces the speed of the local device while maintaining the travel direction.
Publication number: WO2013161033A1 | Search similar patents
Operating method for a vehicle in manual mode and in autonomous mode
The operating method according to the invention for a vehicle comprises a step for driving in manual mode, in which a longitudinal movement and a lateral movement are controlled by a human driver, and a step for driving in autonomous mode, in which the longitudinal movement and the lateral movement are controlled by an automated system. In the method, a step (246) for alerting the human driver is activated in particular in autonomous mode when the automated system receives (243) a first distance (D1) that separates the vehicle from an end of the zone in which the autonomous mode is authorized. A step (248) for automatically stopping the vehicle before reaching the zone end is activated in autonomous mode when the human driver does not resume control of the vehicle after receiving the first distance (D1) from the automated system.
Publication number: WO2014191209A1 | Search similar patents